Miyazaki JALT:

Brain studies and teaching children

Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2004 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Curtis Kelly

First, the presenter will discuss ten recent findings from brain studies that illuminate how children learn languages. The theories will include the Critical Age Hypothesis, Multisensory Input, Deep Processing, Noticing, and Ahn's Model of Bilingual Acquisition. Second, the participants will be put into groups, and asked to design an English teaching activity that accommodates one or more of these theories.

Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Miyazaki JALT)

Cost: free

Venue: Miyazaki Municipal University, Kenkyu Kogi Toh 3F, Room 310, Funatsuka 1-1-2, Miyazaki-shi (Tel: 0985-20-2000)

Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan


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Website: www.nankyujalt.org

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